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Product Review: Low Carb Tortillas

Updated on June 15, 2011

low carb diets and low carb meals

Have you noticed how many American recipes there are now for low-carb food? Grudgingly, even most doctors are now admitting than low carb diets have definite health benefits. Notice I said low carb diets – not no carb diets. Big difference. Low carb diets require low carb foods. That’s a no brainer, right? The problem is that low carb foods aren’t easy to find. That is, unless you plan on eating meat all the time. And of course, there are some low carb veggies you can add to low carb diets. But what about low carb meals? You know, something other than just meat, cheese, and non-starchy vegetables?

Low carb tortillas

One problem with low carb diets is that they can quickly become boring. You get tired of eating the same old low carb foods all the time. I’ve been on several low carb diets. I’m on one now, and I’m always searching for new low carbs food to add some variety. Just recently, I found some great low carb tortillas. I’ve tried several brands of low carb tortillas, and I was disappointed in all of them – until I tried this brand.

The low carb tortillas of which I speak are made by Ole Mexican Foods. They’re called “Xtreme Wellness tomato Basil Tortilla Wraps.” These low carb tortillas are soft and chewy, and they have a wonderful texture. They’re really delicious, and they don’t even taste like low carb tortillas!

Ole Low Carb Tortillas nutrition

The Ole Low Carb Tortillas have just 71 calories each. And these are big tortillas! Each one has only 2 grams of fat and no trans fats or cholesterol. They don’t have any sugars, either, but they do have 8 grams of protein each. These low carb tortillas even contain healthy omega-3 fats.

Are they low carb foods? You betcha! Each Ole tortilla has 17 grams of carbs, but 12 of those are fiber. That means these low carb tortillas have only 5 net carb grams each. That definitely puts them in the low carb foods category.

Low carb meals

I’ve created several low carb meals with these tortillas. First, I used them to make wraps. I just spread one with mustard, added turkey and lettuce, and rolled it up. This is a lot better for low carb diets than making a sandwich – even if you use most low carb breads.

Other low carb meals I’ve made with the low carb tortillas include pizzas. I blind bake the tortillas first at 400 degrees until they’re slightly crisp. I then add tomato sauce, garlic, herbs, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, and mushrooms and bake until the cheese melts. These make delicious low carb meals! Just add a nice green salad with raw veggies.

Want ideas for more low carb meals and low carb foods? Use the low carb tortillas to make burritos, soft tacos, fajitas, and quesadillas. The fillings for these are usually lowcarb foods anyway. Add meat, chicken, fish, shrimp, cheese, peppers, onions, and sour cream. I had another idea, too. I’m going to cut some of the low carb tortillas into triangles and fry them. Voila! Low carb tortilla chips!

I’m sure as I experiment more, I’ll come up with some other low carb meals. These low carb tortillas are very versatile. I highly recommend them! And believe me, I’m a “foodie” who loves good-tasting foods. I’m not into low carb foods with no taste.

Where to find Ole low carb tortillas

Low carb tortillas make a great addition to low carb diets. They help prevent low carb diets from becoming mundane. They make low carb meals truly tasty and enjoyable, which helps you stay on track.

Sometimes the Ole brand is hard to find. The only place I’ve been able to find them is at Walmart, and sometimes they’re sold out. I haven’t searched online for Ole low carb tortillas, but I’m sure they’re available.

Give these low carb tortillas a try. If you come up with some great low carb meals that I haven’t mentioned, please leave a comment and share!

To read more about low carb diets and low carb foods, click the article links below!


Low carb tortillas make great low carb meals!
Low carb tortillas make great low carb meals!

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      Sam 5 years ago

      I found these last night at my local store and Man are they good! Can't believe they are low carb. I like them better than any. Great for wraps of all kinds and other things as well. To good to be true??

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      hiit 6 years ago

      Amazing hub! Thanks for a great post

      Ron from http://www.intervalstraining.net

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Jo, I love the low-carb tortillas, too!!

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      Jo 7 years ago

      These wraps are awesome!!!!!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Dan, great idea!!

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      Dan 7 years ago

      My wife used these instead of noodles to make lasagna and it was amazing!!!!!!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Let me know how you like them!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the great review. I'll have to try these.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      True, Karen! Hope you can find these low carb tortillas.

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      Karen N 7 years ago from United States

      Sounds good, I'll have to see if I can find them locally.

      Finding good low carb food is always a challenge.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      MG, I just knew you had to be a Southerner because you mentioned Winn-Dixie! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I hope so, HH!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, they really are tasty. They're the best low carb tortillas I've ever had!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Right, Jim! LOW carb is much healthier than NO carb.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great idea, Buckie! thanks!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Bayou, I've tried these low carb tortillas all kinds of ways and haven't been disappointed yet!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Sherri, they're flour tortillas.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, hope you find them!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      vocal, the low carb diet is going well. I'm experimenting with lots of new dishes!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Wendy, glad you enjoyed it!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Loves to read, that might be a problem! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I do, too, Chris! And these low carb tortillas are very versatile.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, drbj!

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      Mary White 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Mission makes excellent Low Carb tortillas as well. They look like white flour tortillas and have the same texture, with no aftertaste. In my area, I can find them at Neighborhood Market, Wall Mart, and Winn-Dixie stores.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Habee, I am sure people will be grateful for your tip. Great hub.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      You make these sound real tasty

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      I'm glad you specified LOW vs. NO carbs. A lot of people get confused by this. Carbs are energy, and we all need that. I'll pass this hub onto my Mom who is currently doing the low carb thing. Excellent hub as always Holle.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Lily Rose, I've bought these low carb tortillas at Walmart, but a good friend said she's found them at grocery stores, too.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, these low carb tortillas are really good!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks a bunch, G!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      I just did some bean and beef baked flautas with them - yum! Great tips!!

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Ihanks habee, I'll be looking for these next week and I'll buy some chicken to put in them, instead of beef.

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      Sherri 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I haven't seen these tortillas. At 71 calories, for something you can wrap sandwich makings into, this is incredible! Thanks for the good info.

      I went to the Ole site looking for ingredient info, but couldn't find it. Are these tortillas flour or corn?

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Now this is something I can embrace. I will look for them tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Habee - I am so glad I found this good information for tortillas. Being a vegetarian and not eating meat, I like to make enchiladas and these tortillas sound wonderful. Will make a trip to my local walmart and pick some up. I like your ideas for making wraps with them. My son loves, turkey, cheese etc made into a wrap.

      I once found some spinach tortillas and they were delicious. But the low-carb ole sound so good - can't wait to try them. Oh - please let me know how your l0w-carb diet is working. I need to start a weight loss program. Thanks and rated up and awesome.

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      Great ideas. Tacos are Yummy!

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      Loves To Read 7 years ago

      These low carb tortillas look absolutely delicious. I don't know if we can buy that brand here in Oz but maybe i could use a pita bread. Thanks for the tips.

      Hugs

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      well, I'll have to look at the ingredients before I celebrate, but it sounds like great news... I love Tacos!!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I'm going to look for these low carb tortillas in my neighborhood, Holle. Thanks for the tips and the great meal suggestions. As always.

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      Lily Rose 7 years ago from East Coast

      I'm so glad I read this! I'm in Phase 1 of the South Beach diet right now and I very much look forward to adding in some carbs in the next phase .... if I can find these, that'll be perfect!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Habee, You have some good ideas for using these low carb tortillas. They all sound pretty good.

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      habee...one of my favorite things! Love them and eat them all the time....

      Great hub!!! G

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